October 26th, 2012
Let’s start with something sweet, shall we?
How lovely this is dessert spread for Eugene & Nicole’s wedding at Edna Valley Vineyards?
And is if Edna Valley wasn’t already stunning, it recently underwent a major remodel, bringing in an updated look that is modern, sleek & rustic. It’s definitely one of our faves among Central Coast wedding venues.
But, back to our lovely couple, Nicole & Eugene. We adore their yellow, cheerful theme filled with sweet details. The Spanish-inspired menu included appetizers such as pork & manchego empanadas, fig & goat cheese crostinis with candied walnuts & heirloom tomato gazpacho “shooters.” We love weddings that follow a theme & we highly recommend using a theme to create your perfect menu.
For dinner, entrees include our farmers market vegetarian paella, herb-grilled tri tip, roasted pork loin. Those were served with our grilled corn cakes with smoked tomato & rosemary and some good ol’ local grilled veggies. Our paella is served in an awesomely huge paella pan and we love how the paella matched their colors!
But before we end, we gotta thank the always amazing Cameron Ingalls, who shared these pics with us.
Congrats Nicole & Eugene!! Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.
August 6th, 2012
The rustic elegance of the barn at Santa Margarita Ranch creates the perfect ambiance for any gathering.
For the wedding of Joe & Kat, it was the ideal place to treat their 100 closest friends & family to a fabulous plated dinner of local organic meats & produce.
After a sentimental ceremony under the oak tree, guests enjoyed signature cocktails (his — a manhattan, hers — a lemon drop), tray-passed appetizers and a stationary spread of artisan cheeses & breads. Below is the heirloom tomato bruschetta with fresh mozzarella, basil & balsamic reduction.
Once guests made their way into the barn, our most popular salad was served — mixed organic field greens, cave-aged bleu cheese, candied pecans & zinfandel-poached pear tossed with a pomegranate vinaigrette.
Entrees included Heart Ranch filet, local sea bass & a roasted vegetable torte.
One of the best aspects of this menu is that every entree is awesome & delicious. How could you be disappointed with this vegetarian torte if it was placed in front of you? Layers of farm fresh roasted vegetables (bell peppers, onions, porcini mushrooms, zuchinni, & squash) are stacked under smoked provolone cheese & then cooked to perfection.
But then, the seared sea bass was fresh off the boat & the Hearst Ranch filet mignon (in the background) was as good as it gets.
And, in case you had any questions about the menu…
Simple, fresh, organic, local, and perfect.
April 25th, 2012
Andrea & Tim were one of those couples that we were dying to work with after our first meeting. They were just so fun, open & passionate about each other, as well as good food!
We are so glad they let us be a part of their special day.
When we first met, they told us how they wanted a backyard dinner party feel, with some good ol’ comfort food served family-style. They shared their vision with us & then let the chefs have fun creating their menu which we’d call
Southern flair with Central Coast fresh fare!
A quick word of advice: Some of our best weddings have been when a couple has a vision but also trusts our chefs to do their thing. Does that make sense? It’s like trusting an artist to create their best work. Speaking of artists, thank you to Samuel Potter for these beautiful photos!
Anyways, we LOVED this wedding & it’s menu. And for you budget-conscious brides, this menu is considered one of more affordable!
Here it is:
Tray-Passed & Stationary Appetizers:
Imported & Domestic Cheese Boards with Seasonal Berries, Almonds & Sliced Baguettes
Happy Acres Goat Cheese, Fig & Candied Pecans on Grilled Crostinis
Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta on Grilled Crostinis
Pickled Red Cabbage, Cucumber, Carrot, & Braised Pineapple Slaw
Brown Sugar Molasses Rubbed Smoked Pork — Herb-Marinated Grilled Barbecued Chicken
Aged White Cheddar Mac & Cheese — Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon & Garlic
Local Heirloom Tomato Provencal –Fresh Baked Corn Bread with Local Honey Butter & Jalapeno Jam
Served with Lavender Lemonade & Slightly Sweet Iced Tea
A meal this good deserves some dessert… What a beautiful wedding in the wine country of San Luis Obispo!
Congrats you two!
A – MAZ – ING!
January 6th, 2012
Who could not love a Central Coast wedding like Jen & Mike’s at Santa Margarita Ranch?
It was filled with charm, adorable details, personal touches, delicious food, & a sumptuous spread of pies!
If you’re lucky enough to visit the ranch or even be a bride there, we hope your event will have some of the character, love, details, & charm of this lovely couple!
Many wedding planners will tell you that details make the wedding & this is a perfect example.
We were lucky to work with some amazing vendors (including Cameron Ingalls, who shot these beautiful shots)
For the cocktail hour, appetizers were served on the grass under the majestic oak tree where many couple choose to exchange their vows. A few favorites? Bacon-wrapped scallop skewers & grilled crostinis with local goat cheese, fig & candied pecans. The dinner was served family-style in the historic barn.
For their menu, Jen & Mike wanted approachable comfort food that reflected the fresh flavors on the Central Coast. Some of their favorite items include grilled seasonal vegetables, aged cheddar mac & cheese & grilled salmon with fresh herbs, local olive tapenade & lemon.
The dessert bar was a combination of mini cupcakes by Clementine Cupcakes and the beautiful blooms were by the always-awesome April Flowers.
Congrats Jen & Mike! May your 2012 be filled with love & joy.
October 11th, 2011
Pacific Harvest Catering has a new addition to the family! Owners Seth & Dawn White welcomed baby Ava Mara in August!
Their little bundle of joy is such a blessing but her arrival during the heart of wedding season has slowed us from keeping up this blog! Look for pictures from some of our recent weddings very soon!
July 8th, 2011
Pacific Harvest Events is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011
San Luis Obispo, CA – July 8, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Pacific Harvest Catering is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for catering. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence.v Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.
Pacific Harvest Catering has 23 reviews on WeddingWire (as seeon the right side of our blog). Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.
“We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “Pacific Harvest Catering has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation’s leading wedding review site.”
As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Pacific Harvest Catering with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition!
For more information on WeddingWire Rated 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.
December 9th, 2010
We are delighted each fall that Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery has us out to cater their Annual Harvest Brunch.
The Templeton winery is family-owned, has charming grounds & gardens, & has awesome wine! Great wine is an ideal compliment to our food which is one of the many reasons we love working there.
And it’s one of the reasons we love being in the culinary field, as we are minutes from artisan farms & vineyards.
This year, the lucky guests were treated to a warm tropical storm (thus the white tents) but the occasional thunder & lightening really made it an amazing experience to remember.
Here’s most of the delicious menu. Simple, rustic & all tasty…
A Selection of Pastries, Breakfast Loaves and Muffins
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display and Cheese Board
Omelet Station with Assorted Farmers Market Vegetables
Yukon Potato Herb Hash
Herb-Encrusted Carved Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish & Au Jus
Apple-wood Smoked Bacon & Maple Sausage Links
Apple & Golden Raisin Pan Purdue with Citron Crème Anglaise
Chocolate Dipped Fruit and Assorted Truffles
Yum, spiced pumpkin bread, anyone?
Those were delicious but the hands down, crowd favorite was the Apple & Golden Raisin Pan Purdue with Citron Crème Anglaise. Pictures can’t do it justice but we can tell you it was in the chafer on the right side so you can imagine…